If a tooth is severely damaged, it may need to be removed in order for you to return to optimal oral health. Tooth extractions are avoided when possible, and we may recommend another treatment such as root canal therapy to save the tooth. In certain cases, however, an extraction is the best option to restore the health and function of your smile. Tooth extraction can prevent infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth. At Smiles of Kansas City Dental Center, Dr. Berkvam and her experienced dental team ensure that every procedure, even an extraction, is comfortable and pleasant. We look forward to caring for you at our Kansas City, Missouri office.